Harrison, Julius (Allan Greenway)

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Harrison, Julius (Allan Greenway)

Harrison, Julius (Allan Greenway), English conductor, composer, and teacher; b. Stourport, Worcestershire, March 26, 1885; d. Harpenden, Hertfordshire, April 5, 1963. He studied with Bantock in Birmingham and at the Midland Inst. In 1913 he conducted for the first time at London’s Covent Garden. After serving as conductor of the Scottish Orch. in Glasgow (1920–23), he was a conductor with the Beecham Opera Co. and the British National Opera Co. in London (1922–27). He subsequently was conductor of the Hastings Municipal Orch. (1930–40) and a prof, of composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His music was principally influenced by Elgar.


The Canterbury Pilgrims, opera; Worcestershire Pieces, orch. suite; Bredon Hill for Violin and Orch.; Cornish Sketches for Strings; Troubadour Suite for Strings, Harp, and 2 Horns; String Quartet; sonatas; piano pieces; Mass; Requiem; Cleopatra, cantata; songs.


G. Self, J. H. and the Importunate Muse (Brookfield, 1993).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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